When I read the words she wrote about me last week it felt like I got punched in the gut. 🤛🏼I had never heard anyone make fun of my “in their opinion” physical “flaw” before. And honestly, it sent me over the edge that day.
It popped up in my facebook notifications and it was cruel and others joined in. 🥺 Unfortunately I had already been struggling with comparison, and feelings of not being good enough that day. So it hit me extra hard. I know their comme
“The window is shattered, they broke in,” was what I heard from Caleb when I called him at 6am this morning. Caleb about to drive to his first day teaching the new school year with students, when he saw glass covering the back seat, and one of our windows smashed in, and car rummaged through. This marks the 8th or 9th time our car has been broken into since me moving to California. We now never leave any valuables in the car (thanks to them stealing some from another time of
Almost every day for the last couple months I’ve been reflecting on our marriage. This month we will celebrate 5 years, and it’s amazing to look back at so many special memories and remember how different our lives were each step of the way. We’ve both changed a lot, and have had so many changes and trials in our lives even just in these 5 years. But the constant is our love for each other and God.
Each day I fall more in love with Caleb in a new way. And although in som
Caleb and I worked together at a Christian school when we first got married (I taught about relationships & Bible, Caleb taught History). We literally started working this job together just a couple days after we said “I do.” Many married co-workers at this Christian school told us our special love wouldn’t last. Caleb would bring me a snack, I would bring him a sweet note. They said we were just in our honeymoon phase and don’t get used to the nice things we would do for eac
Yesterday was a tough day. (We never share to have you feel bad for us or throw a pity party, we like to share real stuff that could be relatable and is vulnerable, this goes for all our posts.)
From throwing up from a migraine because my braces hurting my head so much, to Caleb staying after work extra long (while having the flu). And a million other things just seemed to add up to make us feel a tremendous burden.
I napped to help my migraine and was woken up fr
Your reminder that you are loved. You are beautifully and wonderfully made with a purpose. I need to hear that today and remind some friends below. Let’s speak love over our lives and the lives of others today, friends! #Love #Joy
This is Chris and Kinzie and their little one. Their story blew us away!
Chris grew up the oldest, without having a father around decided to make it his goal to be the biggest gangster on the streets. As him and his buddies were planning to pull a crime one night his loaded gun went off and hit his sister in the neck. By God’s grace a sentence that could have been 20 years turned out only 3 days. He decided to become a boxer and lived in his car parked outside the gym a
Do you ever wonder what path to take?
My trust has been in so many things over the years. Family, friendships, sports (swimming for me), school, hobbies, career, popularity, boyfriend, health, animals/nature, drinking. All these things failed me in one way or another. None of my trust, hope, or belonging was secure in any of these things.
Family & friends die or disappoint/ or I would disappoint them. I injured myself in sports, my boyfriend cheated on me, popula
“I don’t want anything else for Christmas this year” I told my parents that 7th grade year. I’d asked for a dog as long as I could remember, but this year it was going to be different. Everyone who knew me knew I wanted a dog for Christmas because that’s all I talked about. I knew my dad didn’t want us to have a dog, but I figured if I asked enough times in enough different ways and told enough people, surely it could happen. I barely slept the Christmas Eve night in antici
Life can get us down sometimes. Dang it’s hard with so many battles. Can I get an amen? But always needing to remind each other to count our blessings, and look to the light even when things look dark.
“The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world.”
John 1:9. So glad for this light that shines even in the deepest darkness. To bring hope to the hopeless, meaning to the purposeless, joy to the heartbroken.
Need this light so much today an